European Union

Fighting illegal fishing

In football, the yellow card is a warning for a player to behave himself as he may get sent off the pitch if he receives a second one – and a subsequent red card. It seems this system works just as well when it comes to combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

7 April 2019

May requests Brexit delay to 30 June

Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union (EU) to delay Brexit until 30 June, setting up a battle with the bloc ahead of a key summit next week.

6 April 2019

The Brexit hour has come

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30 March 2019

Indonesia threatens to ban European goods

Indonesia has threatened to ban imports of some goods from the European Union (EU) in retaliation for the bloc’s move to impose stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels.

21 March 2019

May strikes new Brexit deal

Theresa May struck a deal to revise the terms of the United Kingdom’s (UK) divorce from the European Union (EU) but it’s unclear whether she’s done enough to win Parliament’s support.

After a chaotic day of changing plans in London, the prime minister made a last-minute decision to fly to Strasbourg, France, for late talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

12 March 2019

Moving out as Brexit looms

As Britain's 29 March departure from the European Union (EU) looms, several major groups have announced they are downsizing their operations or completely shipping out.

20 February 2019

Europe, please wake up

Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union (EU) will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991.

17 February 2019

Cambodia PM blasts EU interference

Cambodian premier Hun Sen warned against interference in the country's affairs on Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union (EU) launched steps to cancel trade benefits that would hammer the local garment industry.

13 February 2019

EU could win big in trade war

Neither protagonist in the US-China trade war stands to benefit from their stand-off, the United Nations (UN) said Monday, suggesting others could cash in instead, with the European Union (EU) possibly winning big.

6 February 2019

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal

Britain's parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the European Union (EU) into further chaos.

16 January 2019